Hello, This is my first time posting on this thread. I am in the process of getting my packet together for the Navy's med-surg board in October. I have completed both interviews, MEPS, and started the security clearance process. I am 39 so I need a few extra physical assessments for MEPS to clear me, which will be completed by the end of the week. I originally was trying to get in with critical care, however since I work in cardiovascular unit they do not consider it critical care. I'm flexible and do not mind going med-surg first, I feel it's my foot in the door.
I keep hearing it is very hard to get in med-surg. I am attempting to do direct commission. My question is:
Is it very difficult to be accepted for Med-Surg in the Navy? I am hoping my packet will be done by the end of July for my recruiter to submit as soon as possible August 1st.
A little background information: I have been a nurse for 8 years and obtained my BSN last July. I have worked in the CVU for 7 years. My recruiter and I already put together my wish list Virginia, Maryland, and Jax.
Thank you in advance for any insight you can provide